Art/ Collection/ Art Object

George Washington (1732–1799)

Artist:
After a model by Jean Antoine Houdon (French, Versailles 1741–1828 Paris)
Founder:
Cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne (French, St-Martin-de-Fresnay 1810–1892 Paris)
Purveyor:
Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
Date:
19th–early 20th century, cast after a model of 1788
Culture:
French
Medium:
Bronze, dark brown patina
Dimensions:
Height: 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Bronze
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Ackerman Coles, 1908
Accession Number:
08.165
Not on view
Signature: On tranche of left shoulder: Houdon f 1788

Inscription: Engraved at later date: on front at base of bust: 1732 GEORGE WASHINGTON 1799; at right side on base of bust: HOUDON. 1788 / TIFFANY & Co; on bronze pedestal of bust in italics: A gift from /J.Ackerman Coles, A.B., A.M., M.D., L.L.D.,/Alumnus of Columbia University, N.Y./Life-Fellow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y.

Marking: On tranche of right shoulder: F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR
J. Ackerman Coles (until 1908; to MMA)
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